Turi is a machine learning and AI startup acquired by Apple last August. The company began as an open-source project at Carnegie Mellon in 2009 under Carlos Guestrin’s guidance. In 2012, he joined the University of Washington’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering (now known as the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering) when Amazon founder Jeff Bezos provided $2 million to endow two professorships in machine learning at the UW for Guestrin and his wife, Emily Fox. Guestrin later spun off the open-source project from the UW into its own company. As he developed his startup, it joined CoMotion Labs where we supported its growth through our various programs. The recent $1,000,000 endowed professorship in AI and machine learning by Guestrin to the UW is a great example of how our investments in startups come back full circle to the UW.